New Socioeconomic website now online
Sublette County Demographics and current research
March 17, 2006
Looking for current demographic statistics and research information for Sublette County? A new website is now online which provides a wealth of information about Sublette County. The new site is www.sublette-se.org.
One of the challenges for those seeking current demographic information about any area is finding reliable statistics and recent sources for information. State and federal sources are often several years old. For an area that is changing rapidly, such as what Sublette County is experiencing with the oil and gas boom, more recent data is needed.
In 2005, a new group was created to help compile statistics about social and economic changes occurring in Sublette County due to the impacts of oil and gas development. The group was called the Socioeconomic Analyst Advisory Committee (SAAC). Its purpose was to gather and analyze data and to help facilitate local community planning and decision making. Joint funding for the group was secured from the State of Wyoming Governorís Office and Sublette County to hire a professional to collect relevant data. A committee was formed comprised of elected officials from Sublette County, Big Piney, Marbleton, Pinedale and the State of Wyoming to oversee the analystís work.
Jeffrey Jacquet was hired as the sociologist and analyst for the committee. The website is intended to act as a clearinghouse for all data produced by the SAAC, and to provide links to additional information sources on the socioeconomic impacts of gas activity in Sublette County.
Documents available to download from the website include:
Gas Worker Housing Survey
Sublette County Housing Report-Winter 2006
Mortgage Affordability Calculator
Brief History of Drilling in Sublette County, 1995-2005
Arrests & Index Crimes in Sublette County
Housing Income & Population Data
Drilling Rig Data
More information is being added to the website frequently.
To contact the organization, see Jacquet in his office located on the second floor of the Stockmanís Building in Pinedale, 117 W Pine Street. Phone: 307-367-3631, E-mail: Jeffrey.email@example.com. The committeeís mailing address is: SAAC, PO Box 654, Big Piney, WY 83113. The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm and meetings are open to the public. See the website for meeting locations and any changes to times.